2017 March 27th
This Special General Membership Meeting was held on Monday morning, the 27th of March 2017 at Rhodes Grove Camp, beginning at 10:15 AM.
President Michael Mudge called the meeting to order and opened with prayer.
Michael Dittman Melvin Burkholder Cosette Harman Kristi Davis
Keith Elliot Glen Gochenauer David Grove Gregory Helman
Milt Herrold Ken Hoover Brent Lietchy Christopher Little V
Craig Loewen Angela Monn Michael Mudge Rhonda Mudge
Art Page Frances Ramer David Rawley Doug Sandman
Ray Seilhammer Marvin Shubert Marc Stephenson Derek Thrush
Kenneth Williamson Tim Wolff Mark Young
Dr. Anthony Blair David Blubaugh Skip Bowen Jody Bowser
Scott Budde Paul Dunbar Karen Dunbar William Flamer
Mary Flamer Daryl Kissinger Christi Mong Harold Myers
Lynn Newbraugh Joy Sider Michael Strine John Stuart
Absentee Ballots Received
Jeff Bleijerveld Steve Dennie Judy Dyer Todd Fetters
Jana Gass Marci Hammel Michelle Harris David Kline
Cathy Reich Jane Seely Frank Yang
Brandon Groff John Plumley Mark Wilson Dee Wright
Total Member Attendance = 44
Michael Mudge appointed Christopher Little V and Keith Elliot to pass out the ballots.
Joy Sider gave her summary of insurance. Group Health Plans for Associations are rarely allowed. The Capital Blue Cross plan in existence is a grandfathered Association plan.
This type of plan is no longer available if you are coming in new and most companies will not quote or offer coverage for Association plans. This limits choices available through our present carrier CBC. However, the current health options with the present UB association plan, have some of lowest deductibles and are very competitive in the market.
With all the changes to health coverage, the group product seems to be more stable than individual product.
Preparing for the Vote
Michael Mudge provided a summary of products offered by the association and clarified that anyone who is enrolled in any of our programs is a member of the association.
The present Constitution of the MidAtlantic Foundation for Church Multiplication under which we operate today states that “The eligible voting members present…shall constitute a quorum at any Annual or Special Meeting.” This means that there is no minimum number required to have a legitimate vote.
The proposed new Constitution requires ten percent of eligible voting member to constitute a quorum.
As of today, we have 68 organizational members, of which 12 have designated a representative to vote. We also have 143 individual members. Organizational and individual members combined give us a total of 211 eligible members with vote, requiring a minimum of 22 voters to constitute a quorum under the proposed Constitution.
For this meeting, we have 27 members present plus 17 Absentee Ballots in hand, for a total of 44 votes present for this meeting.
Marvin Shubert declared that we have a quorum present.
Michael Mudge read our purpose and opened the floor for any questions.
Michael reviewed the history of the Association, explaining that the old Constitution did not apply to the vision and role of the Association as it is today.
Members asked to vote
Cosette Harman, Crellin UB and Rhonda Mudge, Bethany House of the Lord were appointed by Michael Mudge to the board of tellers.
- We are working on sending information to churches who are not yet a part of the Association.
- Recruitment of Board Members
We are currently in need of 3 more board members. Our goal is to have the positions filled and be ready for a vote at November’s U.B. Connected event, November 5-6, 2017.
Adjournment. The meeting was adjourned with a declaration by Michael Mudge that the vote taken was 44 yes and 0 no.